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Cypro-Geometric Kylix Flying Birds, ex-Christies
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Greece, Cypriot, ca. 850-750 BCE. A Cypro-Geometric III bichrome ware kylix, with twin upturned handles, the exterior ornamented with broad bands of black and red on the body, a flying bird in between narrow vertical lines on both sides, the interior with narrow concentric bands. Measures 6.5 inches in diameter x 4.5 inches high.

For a similar kylix see no. 30 in D. Christou and P. Flourentzos, Highlights of Ancient Cypriote Ceramic Art From the Collection of the Cyprus Museum Nicosia.

Provenance: Ex-Christie's, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, Sale 2755, Antiquities, December 13, 2013. Ex-private Collection, acquired in Switzerland, 1980.

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#101505
Condition
The cup body is intact; the foot has been broken and repaired with all pieces present, no apparent restoration. Some abrasion and minor loss of pigment.
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Cypro-Geometric Kylix Flying Birds, ex-Christies

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0024B: Cypro-Geometric Kylix Flying Birds, ex-Christies

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Est. $5,000 - $7,000Starting Price $3,500
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Lot 0024B Details

Description
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Greece, Cypriot, ca. 850-750 BCE. A Cypro-Geometric III bichrome ware kylix, with twin upturned handles, the exterior ornamented with broad bands of black and red on the body, a flying bird in between narrow vertical lines on both sides, the interior with narrow concentric bands. Measures 6.5 inches in diameter x 4.5 inches high.

For a similar kylix see no. 30 in D. Christou and P. Flourentzos, Highlights of Ancient Cypriote Ceramic Art From the Collection of the Cyprus Museum Nicosia.

Provenance: Ex-Christie's, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, Sale 2755, Antiquities, December 13, 2013. Ex-private Collection, acquired in Switzerland, 1980.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

#101505
Condition
...
The cup body is intact; the foot has been broken and repaired with all pieces present, no apparent restoration. Some abrasion and minor loss of pigment.

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